As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as machinery gets worn down from routine cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwanted surprise. An international raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we advise doing this immediately. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how hard 2020 was, and it's impacted the supply chain. Many compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to a global raw materials shortage for numerous companies, including HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become depleted.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to big supply networks might have unpreventable issues getting necessary parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is considering replacing their HVAC unit to do it shortly to enjoy the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We’ve served you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is connected to a global supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disruption with fewer difficulties than little companies. We incorporate the customer service and expertise of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 866-397-3787 to request Expert service right away.